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The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science

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Thomas Troward


Thomas Troward was a divisional Judge in British-administered India. His avocation was the study of comparative religion. Influences on his …

As a Man Thinketh (version 3)

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James Allen


The burgeoning conflict between science and organized religion in the Nineteenth Century had many cultural offshoots, one of the most signif…

Songs of Kabir

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Kabir


Kabir (1440 - 1518) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement.The name Kabir comes fr…

The Martyrdom of Man

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William Winwood Reade (1838 - 1875) was a British historian, explorer, and philosopher. His most famous work, the Martyrdom of Man (1872)—w…

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Fitzgerald version)

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Omar Khayyám


The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام) is the title that Edward Fitz-Gerald gave to his translation o…

A Description of New England

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Captain John Smith


Captain John Smith (c. January 1580 – June 21, 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted fo…

A Selection of Poems by Sir Walter Raleigh

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Sir Walter Raleigh


Sir Walter Raleigh (c. 1552 – 29 October 1618) was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer. He is also wel…

The Poetry of Sa'di - A Selection

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Saadi


Shaikh Sa’di, also known as Saadi Shirazi, the nightingale of Shiraz, as Jami poetically calls this gifted poet, was born at Shiraz, the …

The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke

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C. J. Dennis


The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke is a verse novel by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis. The book sold over 60,000 copies in nine edi…

Pascendi Dominici Gregis (On the Errors of the Modernists)

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Pope St Pius X


During a relatively short pontificate (1903 - 1914) Pope Pius X devoted much of his time to dealing with issues related to the rapid spread …

A Second Rubaiyat Miscellany

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Louisa Stuart Costello, Edward Byles Cowell, Nathan Haskell Dole, Henry George Keene, R. Löwenberg, Charles Pickering, Frank Siller, Whitley Stokes and W. E. B. Whittaker


In 1840 Louisa Stuart Costello published in Fraser’s Magazine an article on classic Persian poetry, which included a section on Omar Khayyam…

Waldeinsamkeit

In Multilingual Poetry Collection 014

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Heinrich Heine


In LibriVox’s Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers select and read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other tha…

25 - Gippsland Pioneers

In The Book of the Bush

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George Dunderdale


"While the world was young, nations could be founded peaceably. There was plenty of unoccupied country, and when two neighbouring patri…

To the memory of G. M. H.

In Short Poetry Collection 208

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Robert Bridges


This is a collection of 67 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for September 2020.

The Homeward Track

In Short Poetry Collection 161

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C. J. Dennis


This is a collection of 28 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2016.

Solitude read by ALP

In Solitude (Wilcox)

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox


"Laugh, and the world laughs with you;. . Weep, and you weep alone;For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,. . But has trouble enou…

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